Hackers Could Create Havoc on the Highways

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Hackers hit the Colorado Department of Transportation earlier this year with a ransomware attack that shut down 2,000 computers. It was an unfortunate situation, but CDOT was actually fortunate: The hackers left the state’s traffic signals, cameras and electronic message boards alone. But government entities can’t rely on luck forever. Transportation systems — especially roadways and railways — are extremely ...

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How to Improve Your Organization’s Cybersecurity Resilience

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When you mount a defense, in any context, your aim is to prevent the offense from making any progress. A defensive line in football would keep the offense to 0 yards – or even put it in negative territory. A pitcher would love to throw a perfect game every time. But when you consider that in 140 years, Major League ...

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Most Federal Agencies Still Are Woefully Unsecure

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When a massive data breach struck the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) in 2015, it sent shockwaves through the federal government. Reports on the incident alerted the cybersecurity industry — as well as the general public — to the agency’s lacking defenses. The theft of 22 million records, and the ease with which they were accessed, was an eye-opening indication ...

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The Cybersecurity Challenges of the Gig Economy

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The gig economy has changed the landscape for workers, businesses and consumers alike. At present, independent contractors account for about 34 percent of the U.S workforce, and that’s expected to increase to approximately 43 percent by 2020. This represents a significant shift in the way employment is structured and the relationship between employees and employers. It also changes the way ...

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